How who you choose to surround yourself with can affect your daily life
In the society we live in today we come across many friendships with many different people. It could be the casual classroom friendship, the draining and/or negative friendship, or the friendship that leads to a full heart and success. Now I’m not going to tell you to end a friendship, or give you rules or regulations on what a perfect friendship is, for that wouldn’t be a friendship. However, if you are constantly feeling drained, or poorly treated, that friendship just might not be healthy for you.
Friends are a blessing, and they certainly should lift you up when you are down. Who you choose to call your friends, and who you surround yourself with, is how you will act and who you will become, or how successful you may or may not be. We would all love to become successful, and be the best versions of ourselves each and every day. The above picture is my FAVORITE quote from a book. Once you find great friendships, you will realize how happy you can become, and sometimes that just happens to be happier than you ever have before. You will no longer stumble upon a negative thing someone says about you, and your heart will be full. You will no longer be put down, or blown off. If you are finding yourself in a manipulating or hurtful friendship, it may be better for the long run if you choose to shorten the time you spend together. You want someone who brings out the best in you, not someone who pressures you to be “cool” because that’s what everyone else is doing. True friends stick around, and they truly do help you become the best you, even if they differ in interests/values. They don’t degrade you or live your life for you. They live life with you, always by your side to help you attack the next thing that comes your way. In high school I have had so many different interactions, good and bad, but they have shaped me for who I am today. I can proudly say that I am now blessed with some of the greatest friends I have ever had, who continue to shape me into the best version of me everyday. Find friends that want to live a happy, successful, ambitious, confident, and empowered life with you, and don’t ever let them go.